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Tojiro Basic VG10 Nakiri 165mm
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Tojiro Basic VG10 Nakiri 165mm

Item #: F-315

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews)

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Our Price: $44.95
We are, quite frankly, amazed that they are able to produce these well-made knives utilizing VG10 steel, at this incredibly low price point. VG10 steel is easily the most used stainless alloy in the kitchen knife industry and for good reason. VG10 "super steel" is composed of carbon, chromium, cobalt, manganese, molybdenum, silicon, and vanadium. All of these relatively small amounts of other metals give the VG10 steel its most important properties, such as its ability to hold an edge coupled with great durability. The VG10 core is clad in 13-chrome softer stainless steel which delivers an effortless sharpening experience and adds structural ductility and support to the blade.

The nakiri is a traditional Japanese style of knife designed to efficiently prep vegetables and fruits. The taller blade gives the knife excellent cutting power and stability through larger cuts and the flatter edge profile makes this pattern ideal for chopping.

The handle is made from reinforced black pakkawood, which is a tough but light material widely used in professional circles. The thin grinds and partial tang reduce the weight of this blade and make it an easy-to-use cutter for most home cooks or those wanting a knife for more rugged or portable use.

  • Company: Tojiro
  • Location: Sanjo City, Japan
  • Construction: San Mai
  • Blade Length: 165mm
  • Total Length: 285mm
  • Weight: 120 g
  • Edge Steel: VG10
  • Cladding: 13 Chrome Stainless Steel
  • Handle: Reinforced Black Wood
  • Edging: Double Bevel 50/50
  • Spine Thickness: 1.8mm
  • Blade Height at Heel: 45.73 mm

  • Customer Reviews


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      Value sweet spot
    Posted By: Matt Freeman
    10 people found this review helpful

    If you already know you want a nakiri, here's the rest of what you need to know: I just came upstairs from the kitchen and I can tell you it doesn't wedge in carrots.

    Do go on? Fine. This is the cheapest knife made with VG-10 I've seen for sale except for the bolsterless DP petty which is the same difference. VG-10 is better knife steel than the 4116 in my Messermeister chef's which cost three times as much. VG-10 is known for ease of sharpening along with ability to hold a fine, sharp edge, which the screaming edge it comes with is a testament to. Sklnny-bladed knives like this are relatively easy to sharpen. Besides the geometry, the profile is relatively flat, so it functions like a nakiri should. It's not a beauty queen but it's not a beater either. It's a hell of a well-performing knife for a ridiculously low price. If you think there's any vegetable chopping in your future, for goodness' sake just buy one.

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      Totally Recommended
    Posted By: Marcus Hum
    11 people found this review helpful

    The blade is thin and the steel sharpens well. It's extremely performant in the kitchen and you're getting full cutting performance. No extra cost goes into extra embelishment and it is a screaming deal.

    Disclaimer - While I've owned this model for 5 years, I didnt actually purchase it from CKTG (did previously purchase other knives from CKTG).

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